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RAC, Board meeting agendas, materials & minutes

Regional Advisory Council and Wildlife Board meeting agendas mirror one another. Action items on the agenda are voted on by the RACs and the Board. Wildlife Board meetings usually occur a few weeks after the Northern, Central, Northeastern, Southeastern and Southern RAC meetings.

Download the 2024 RAC and Board meeting schedule.

Previous RAC and Board Meetings

December/January

Wildlife Board meeting — Jan. 4, 2024, 9 a.m.

See the DWR update from the Jan. 4 meeting.

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 96.08 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 5.5 MB) Central Dec. 5, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 11.8 KB) Watch video
Northern Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 12.46 KB) Watch video
Southern Dec. 12, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 6.74 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 5.76 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Dec. 14, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 8.37 KB) Watch video
  1. Black bear proposals for 2024

    Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  2. Elk unit plan updates for 2024

    Daniel Sallee
    Box Elder District Biologist
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  3. Proposed changes to Poaching-Reported Reward Permits

    Wyatt Bubak
    Law Enforcement Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  4. Proposed woundfin research study

    Melinda Bennion
    Native Aquatics Biologist
    Southern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents

November

Wildlife Board meeting — Nov. 28, 2023, 9 a.m.

See Director J Shirley's DWR update from the Nov. 28 meeting.

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 167.85 KB)
updated Oct. 31, 2023
Download PDF (PDF — 27.2 MB)
updated Oct. 31, 2023
Northern Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 184.85 KB) Watch video
Central Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 278.87 KB) Watch video
Southern Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 252.34 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 97.62 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 81.57 KB) Watch video
  1. Proposed changes to the "taking big game" rule

    Kent Hersey
    Big Game Projects Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  2. Proposed pronghorn augmentation sites

    Kent Hersey
    Big Game Projects Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  3. Utah buck deer hunting proposed research study

    Kent Hersey
    Big Game Projects Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  4. Technology and hunting recommendations for 2024

    Blair Stringham
    Assistant Wildlife Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  5. Proposed Dedicated Hunter Program rule changes

    Bryan Christensen
    Dedicated Hunter Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  6. Proposed landowner permit rule changes

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands/Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  7. Landowner Association recommendations for 2024

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands/Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
    • Read the memorandum.
    • View the list of LOAs recommended for renewal (option 1).
    • View the list of LOAs recommended for renewal (option 2).
  8. CWMU recommendations for 2024

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands/Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
    Maps
Wildlife Board meeting — Sept. 21, 2023, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 138.46 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 7 MB) Download PDF (PDF — 16.2 KB) Watch video

Review the 2023 Conservation Permit Audit and the Conservation Permit Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2023.

See the proposed 2024 Wildlife Board and RAC meeting schedule. Also see the DWR update from the Sept. 21 meeting.

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 151.81 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1.5 MB) Central Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 9.96 KB) Watch video
Northern Aug. 30, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 8.08 KB) Watch video
Southern Sept. 5, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 8.11 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Sept. 6, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 9.13 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Sept. 7, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 9.68 KB) Watch video
  1. Proposed changes to the 2024 Utah Fishing Guidebook

    Randy Oplinger
    Coldwater Sportfish Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  2. Proposed changes to the private pond rule

    Randy Oplinger
    Coldwater Sportfish Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  3. Big Sand Wash Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan

    Trina Hedrick
    Aquatics Manager
    Northeastern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  4. Flaming Gorge Reservoir fishery update

    Trina Hedrick
    Aquatics Manager
    Northeastern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — Aug. 17, 2023, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 136.01 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1.1 MB) Watch video

Read the memorandum about the proposed permit allocations for the 2024 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo and the audit of the 2023 Expo permit program.

Also see Director J Shirley's DWR update from the Aug. 17 meeting.

Wildlife Board & Regional Advisory Council orientation — Aug. 16, 2023, 10 a.m.
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 118.5 KB) Watch video
Wildlife Board meeting — June 8, 2023, 9 a.m.

Additional proposed rule amendments:

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 155.69 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 8.8 MB) Central May 16, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 19.25 KB) Watch video
Northern May 17, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 28.1 KB) Watch video
Southern May 23, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 16.6 KB) Watch video
Southeastern May 24, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 11.66 KB) Watch video
Northeastern May 25, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 9.61 KB) Watch video
  1. Utah wild turkey management plan

    Heather Talley
    Upland Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  2. Wild turkey recommendations for 2023–25

    Heather Talley
    Upland Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  3. Upland game guidebook and rules for 2023–25

    Heather Talley
    Upland Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  4. Waterfowl rule and swan hunt recommendations

    Heather Talley
    Upland Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  5. Pen-reared gamebird rules

    Avery Cook
    Upland Game Project Leader
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  6. The collection, importation and possession of animals in Utah

    Charles Lyons
    Assistant Attorney General
    State of Utah

    Documents
  7. CWMU variance requests for 2023

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  8. Desert tortoise translocation

    Ann McLuckie
    Wildlife Biologist
    Southern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  9. Parowan Front WMA habitat management plan

    Stan Gurley
    Farm Bill Biologist
    Southern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
Wildlife Board meeting — May 4, 2023, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 150.83 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1 MB) Download PDF (PDF — 870.13 KB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 148.44 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 6.8 MB) Northern April 12, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 83.39 KB) Watch video
Central April 13, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 77.8 KB) Watch video
Southern April 18, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 99.44 KB) Watch video
Southeastern April 19, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 28.23 KB) Watch video
Northeastern April 20, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 39.5 KB) Watch video

Note: The Southern Region RAC meeting agenda items are in a slightly different order.

  1. Buck deer permit recommendations for 2023

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  2. Once-in-a-lifetime permit recommendations for 2023

    Rusty Robinson
    Once-in-a-Lifetime Species Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  3. Bull elk permit recommendations for 2023

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  4. Buck pronghorn permit recommendations for 2023

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  5. Antlerless permit recommendations for 2023

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  6. CWMU antlerless permit recommendations for 2023

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  7. CWMU rule change

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  8. Changes to the "Taking Big Game" rule

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  9. Technology and hunting recommendations for 2023

    Derrick Ewell
    Wildlife Biologist
    Northeastern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
Wildlife Board work session — April 11, 2023, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 93.98 KB) Watch video

Past RAC and Board meetings

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